annular eclipse


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annular eclipse

n.
A solar eclipse in which the moon covers all but a bright ring around the circumference of the sun.

annular eclipse

n
(Astronomy) an eclipse of the sun in which the moon does not cover the entire disc of the sun, so that a ring of sunlight surrounds the shadow of the moon. Compare total eclipse, partial eclipse

an′nular eclipse′


n.
an eclipse of the sun in which a portion of its surface is visible as a ring surrounding the dark moon.
[1720–30]
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Noun1.annular eclipse - only a thin outer disk of the sun can be seenannular eclipse - only a thin outer disk of the sun can be seen
solar eclipse - the moon interrupts light from the sun
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However, what the earlier historians failed to consider was that it was instead an annular eclipse, in which the moon passes directly in front of the sun, but is too far away to cover the disc completely, leading to the characteristic 'ring of fire' appearance.
Depending on the distance of the moon from Earth when it passes between the sun and the planet, its shadow covers either the entirety of the star's face - making it a total solar eclipse - or it is too small to block out all of the sun's surface - leading to a "ring of fire" appearance, or an annular eclipse.
As this was an annular eclipse, with no totality, the team could only test geolocation and timing rather than coronal imaging.
These images of the moon eclipsing the sun on May 12, 2012, coincided with a simultaneous annular eclipse visible from parts of the western United States and Southeast Asia.
ISLAMABAD -- The Annular Eclipse of sun occurred on September 1 was visible from Africa, Indian Ocean, central Africa and Madagascar, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
A source at the center, added according a statement issued by the ministry "The partial eclipse tart at 8:25 minutes in the morning Baghdad time and ended vision at 10:36 and lasted for two hours and 11 minutes, noting that" the vision rate was an average of 20% in Iraq, noting that the annular eclipse of the world will see in the continents of Africa and Asia regions.
This is an annular eclipse (Latin annulus, 'ring').
On April 29, an annular eclipse of the sun, in which a portion of its surface is visible as a ring surrounding the dark moon, will occur, but the event will not be visible in the Philippines, Pagasa said.
It was my first time I had seen an annular eclipse.
We had two solar eclipses: An annular eclipse on May 20 and a total eclipse on November 13.
MAY 10 An annular eclipse of the Sun crosses parts of Australia and the Pacific.